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18 January 2005

Woman in detention alleges rape - Contract operator's employee is named [USA]

Author: Leslie Berestein, San Diego Union-Tribune [USA]

A female inmate at a Department of Homeland Security detention facility in Otay Mesa has filed a lawsuit against the company that operates it under contract, alleging that a correctional officer employed by the company raped her twice... She claims in...

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31 December 2004
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31 December 2004
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Author: Gilles Carbonnier, Conseiller économique et coordinateur des relations avec l’économie privée au Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge

La privatisation de nombreuses activités considérées jusqu’alors du seul ressort des États suscite de vifs débats: privatisation de la guerre, compagnies militaires privées cotées en bourse, privatisation des services publics [fait référence à Freeport...

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31 December 2004

[PDF] Privatization, Outsourcing and Public-private Partnerships: Charity.com or Business.org? [English summary of article in French, see p.19]

Author: Gilles Carbonnier, Economic Adviser and Coordinator for Private Sector Relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross, International Review of the Red Cross No. 856

Today’s tendency to privatize or outsource many activities hitherto considered the exclusive preserve of the State has given rise to sharp debate. This phenomenon is of direct concern to humanitarian organizations...The author dwells in particular on...

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23 December 2004

conference: "Privatization and Human Rights"

Author: Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University [Netherlands]

[Conference to be held on 25 February 2005] The conference will consider privatization initiatives in sectors such as drinking water, health services, education, prisons and security services and their compatibility with international human rights...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] The Privatization of Human Rights Violations – Business Impunity or Corporate Responsibility? The case of human rights abuses and torture in Iraq

Author: Nils Rosemann, in Nebula

...interrogations by private military and security corporations are just the tip of the iceberg...there are about 20,000 private security contractors in Iraq, including Americans, Iraqis and other foreigners. [refers to DynCorp (part of Computer...

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29 November 2004

Companies Running Detention Centers Can Be Sued for Human Rights Violations [USA]

Author: Mary Gallagher, New Jersey Law Journal [USA]

Aliens claiming abuse by guards at a privatized immigration detention center in Elizabeth, N.J., can pursue human rights claims against the company that ran it [Correctional Services], a federal judge ruled on Nov. 10. [also refers to CACI, Titan]

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2 October 2004

Edmond correctional service faces federal investigation [USA]

Author: Robert E. Boczkiewicz, NewsOK.com [USA]

A federal agency alleges that a former high-ranking employee of an Edmond company [Dominion Correctional Services] that operated a private prison in Colorado forced a female subordinate to engage in sexual activities with him...The company last summer...

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17 August 2004

[DOC] Corporate Obligations under International Law

Author: Menno T. Kamminga, Professor of International Law, Maastricht University; Co-Director, Maastricht Centre for Human Rights

...These instances demonstrate that there are no reasons of principle why companies cannot have direct obligations under international law...[C]oncurrence of international obligations of states and of non-state actors is an inevitable result of the...

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3 July 2004

Human Rights and the Court [USA]

Author: editorial, New York Times

The Supreme Court has upheld an important law [Alien Tort Claims Act] that offers victims of torture, genocide, slavery and war crimes worldwide a day in court...International businesses hate the law...The Bush administration agrees. But in its first...

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